The Doom Murders

The Doom Murders

by Brian O'Hare


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Detective Chief Inspector Jim Sheehan is faced with a Da-Vinci-Codesque series of killings. The murderer is profiled as someone with trauma in their past: but in post-Troubles Northern Ireland, the problem could turn out to be finding someone without such a history ...

Brian O'Hare's INSPECTOR SHEEHAN MYSTERIES series gets off to a great start with this clever thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681603421
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Inspector Sheehan Mysteries , #1
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Because of a debilitating illness, Dr.Brian O'Hare [B.A., ADCE(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D] took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large Regional College in Newry in Northern Ireland. It transpired that he had an irreversible liver disease (a childhood affliction) that required a liver transplant. Married with three children and ten grandchildren, he now enjoys full health, plays golf, and writes from time to time.

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The Doom Murders 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sciencexcharm 9 days ago
When you think of the word Doom, what do you generally think of? It was a shocking discovery, to find out exactly what this reference was to! We had to research the terminology to find out more after reading this first installment of The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries. We won't say anymore because it is a fascinating concept and O'Hare really draws readers into his first book, called The Doom Murders, with the magnitude of this mystery! Inspector Sheehan has been tasked with solving the case of a murdered Belfast Bishop who has been left naked and mutilated. At first, what appears to be somewhat of a dead end, Sheehan begins to find little clues like a series of letters and numbers etched into the Bishop's desk and unnecessary objects staged around the body that didn't contribute to the Bishop's death in any way. Full understanding dawns on Sheehan as another body with the same pattern, naked and bodily distortion, appears within the next week. Inspector Sheehan is dealing with a killer who has something to say; this killer is very methodical in the way these bodies are laid out and when the third prominent figure makes headway in the news with the same motive apparent, not only is the press breathing down his neck but so too are his superiors. With suspicion rising in the back of Sheehan's subconscious, he is forced to step back and look at everyone as a suspect, even those who he trusts the most may have something to hide. O'Hare has a superb story-line, filled with creativity, historical elements, and originality. The Doom Murders has been the recipient of three literary awards and we now know why! The concepts and the plotting are fantastic and will leave the reader with the urge to dive into the next in the series. The pace is quick and steady from the beginning and carries through the entirety of the story. O'Hare provides an urgency to solve the case as every week finds a new disturbingly grotesque body awaiting the Inspector's eyes. The scenes are vivid for the imagination and characters are credible. This is the first installment in the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries, so readers can jump right in. If you are interested in mysteries, crime fiction, and police procedure, this may be a perfect fit. Fair warning, once you plunge into this novel, you may find yourself picking up the rest of the series soon after. An older version of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating for The Doom Murders by Brian O'Hare.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
A great mystery This is the first book of O'Hare's that I've read, and I enjoyed it. I found The Doom Murders a great first book in this series. It introduces the readers to Inspector Sheehan. It's a definite mystery and follows the basis of a whodunnit. The characters have great depth. O'Hare has a writing style that brings the reader in and doesn't bog down the story with too much nonsensical details. It's an interesting story, and the mystery is great. I like the search for the killer of a series of murders, and it brings in the culture of Northern Ireland. A great mystery and great read. I look forward to reading more by this new author.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this very much it is based on a serial killer with a religious motive. This is an awesome spellbinding tale that puts this thriller at the top of my read list. You can tell the author has done his research all the facts are there. This is an author who knows how to draw out his reader’s attention having no trouble holding it giving you a page turner. The characters are very well developed giving you strong people to look up to. With his vivid writing talent you have no trouble picture each scene in your mind giving you a clear picture of what the author has put before you. With no clue, no sign of forced entry in a locked house things are getting stranger by the minute. More bodies are found with differing injuries, and posed strangely still yet no clues given. They have their job cut out for them trying to find this serial killer. I found the book to be well written with just enjoy drama to keep it interesting with powerful characters. The clues are there if you really look but for me the author kept me guessing. I thought this was a very thrilling read that kept me on the edge of my seat. ************************